PJ and Hot Chocolate Day


South Mak Sport Exchange

What a day! It was cold and wet - perfect for winter sport! What a day for tries and tackles! Even though it was miserable we all had fun! Great teamwork and sportsmanship by both sides!

I wonder...


We have been learning about what makes a hero. We have recorded our wonderings about heroes. This will lead to our individual projects later in the term!

Maths Week!


As part of maths week, we held a mini Mathex competition. Thanks to our 'experts' for running this great event! Well done to Ruby's team which came 3rd, Mikayla's team which came 2nd and Jock's team which came 1st! What a great way to put our mathematician skills to the test!

Mathex

Well done to Room 4's mathematicians. These 4 made up the year 5 Mathex team which came third equal! Well done guys! We are very proud!

Buddy Time

Today we met up with Room 7 for Buddy Time. Miss Main and Mrs Turner set us a challenge of creating a 'flying object' using only the materials that they provided. We worked hard on our creations, even if one or two ended up on the roof during our test flights. We showed lots of perseverance, patience and cooperation. We all created awesome 'planes' with our group. Mahi pai everyone!

Coding

Today we weren't able to cross group for maths so Miss Main set us up to do some computer coding. Working on using Blockly will help us with our problem solving. We learned how to get a computer program to do what we have taught us. We needed to show perseverance and determination. Some of us even needed to work on our patience. Now we have completed our Hour of Code!

Check out what George created here!

Inquiry Survey

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Tough Kids

Our room 4 tough kids did a top job today! Well done guys! 

New Zealand Playhouse


Puss n Boots Gets the Crowd Laughing!

This morning we had some special guests from NZ PlayHouse come and perform and excellent play called “Puss ‘n’ Boots, Pet Detective”. It was a great play, and it had a moral: Don’t judge a book by it’s cover. The play was about Puss ‘n’ Boots trying to solve the case of Bear Today Gone Tomorrow or the kidnapping of Justin Baby Bearber. The result of the show was excellent. We would give the show 4 out of 5 stars.

Turbo Time



Earthquake Workshops

We have been learning about earthquakes for the past 5 weeks. We have taken all of our learning and created workshops that we presented to the junior school today. They asked some curly questions that really got us thinking. We are the earthquake experts at Halcombe School!

Disco Madness

Thanks to the Student Council for putting on another fantastic event!

Number Bonds

Number Bonds

Buddy Class Big Balls

Black Day




Disco!

Earthquake Safe Structures

1.45 pm: We are currently using pasta and marshmallows to create structures. We are then going to test them in out 'jelly earthquake'. The winner will be the tallest structure that's still standing. Check back here for updates!

2.30 pm: And the winner is.........
Ruby and Abbie!

We have learned that triangle bases are stronger than square bases. We now understand why houses have cross bars in their foundations. 

What a messy but fun project!

Soccer

Basketball

Yesterday we had our first basketball lessons with Coach Miles. He will be here to teach us new skills on a Tuesday.

New App

We have been learning how to use a new app on the iPads. Today we were just having a play to see learn how to use it. The boys created a dino battle. We think it is pretty cool.

Black Day


Maui and the Sun

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Senior Wheels Day Highlights


Thursday Morning Fun

At the marae, we had a go on stilts. Mrs Simpson has arranged for us to have some at school. This morning we had a great laugh giving them a go!
         

Wheels and Spider Day


Assembly



Image result for see you there clipartRoom 4 are hosting assembly this week. Come and see what great things we have been up to so far this term. Remember assembly starts promptly at 2.30 on Friday.

Te Reo Kori

This week we have split into boys and girls to work on learning poi and haka. We have had such a good time learning these traditional art forms.

Waiaita

Ka Mau te Wehi

Ka mau te wehi
He toki koe
Kei runga noa atu koutou
Parahutihuti ana te haere
Ki wīwī, ki wāwā

Anei rā ētahi kīwaha
Hei whakanui i te tangata
Whakamaua kia ita
Taputapu rawa kē
Taputapu rawa kē

Meinga meinga!

Marae Visit

Today we had our trip to the marae. When we arrived we had a powhiri (ceremony of welcome) where we sang, gave speeches, laid a koha and gave hongi's. We had an awesome trip to the marae.

Thank's for having us Taumata O Te Ra!!